Ubinox was patient. Ubinox was smart. Ubinox was lithe, agile and keen. High above the Grand Hall she waited; fingers and toes gripping the light fittings as she sank silently into nothingness. Shadows stretched across the empty room as the wise old grandfather clock, standing as it always had by the ornate double doors, beat […]

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Soap and water

“Let the plug out, Michael,” mum would say. My brother would groan. He enjoyed the splashing; drenching mum as she knelt by the side of the tub, flannel in hand and a tired look upon her brow. “Michael, I won’t ask you again,” she would say next. It would always be me. I was the […]

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Sam rests his case

“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Sam had often thought about the words his grandmother used to whisper to him, time and time again – often whilst he’d lay with his head upon her lap as she ran her frail fingers through his scraggly mop of blonde hair. Many […]

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